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  1. Shito-Ryu
  2. Shito-Ryu Ki-Me-Kan Karate-Do
  3. Shorin Ji Ryu
  4. Goju Ryu
  5. Muso Jikiden Eishin-Ryu
  6. Isshin-Kai / Isshinkai
  7. Eishin-Ryu
  8. Uechi-Ryu
  9. Wado-Ryu
10. Shinkage-Ryu
11. Shuri-Ryu
12. Shotokan-Ryu
13. Shorin-ryu Shidokan
14. Wado-Ryu Karate
15. Goju Ryu Karate-Do
16. Shorin-Ryu
17. Uechi-Ryu Karate-Do
18. Isshin-Ryu / Isshinryu
19. Isshin Ryu Karate Do
20. Shoshin-Ryu
21. Bushi-Ryu Jujutsu
22. Daito Ryu Aiki Jujutsu
23. Wado-Kai
24. Wado-Kai Aikido
25. Shidokan
26. Six
27. Saifa


Shito-Ryu

China mì dōng liú
Japan shii tou ryuu
Shito-Ryu Wall Scroll

糸東流 is the title for Shito-Ryu.

Note that while this title can be pronounced in Chinese, it only makes complete sense in Japanese.

Shito-Ryu Ki-Me-Kan Karate-Do

China mì dōng liú qì mù guǎn kōng shǒu dào
Japan shito-ryu ki-me-kan karate-dou
Shito-Ryu Ki-Me-Kan Karate-Do Wall Scroll

This is the title for Shito-Ryu Ki-Me-Kan Karate-Do.
A school of Karate.

Note that while this title can be pronounced in Chinese, it only makes complete sense in Japanese.

Shorin Ji Ryu

Shaolin Temple Style
Japan shou rin ji ryuu
Shorin Ji Ryu Wall Scroll

少林寺流 is the Japanese martial arts title "Shorin-ji-ryu."

Though the first part of the title comes from the Shaolin temple of China. In Japan, this refers to the Okinawa school of karate.

Note: Sometimes this title is written without the "ji" or "temple" Kanji.

Goju Ryu

Japan gou juu ryuu
Goju Ryu Wall Scroll

剛柔流 is the title of the Goju-Ryu or Gōjū-Ryū school / style of Karate / Japanese martial arts.

Muso Jikiden Eishin-Ryu

Japan mu sou jiki den ei shin ryuu
Muso Jikiden Eishin-Ryu Wall Scroll

This is the Japanese martial arts term, Muso Jikiden Eishin-ryu (iaido style).

Sometimes the second Kanji is written as 雙 making the full title 無雙直傳英信流. Just let me know if you want the alternate second Kanji when you place your order.

Isshin-Kai / Isshinkai

Japan isshin kai
Isshin-Kai / Isshinkai Wall Scroll

This is the Japanese martial arts title "Isshinkai" or "Isshin-Kai." It literally means "One Heart Association" or "Single-Heart Club." This title is often associated with Isshin-Ryu Aikido and Isshin-Ryu Karate-Do. This title is appropriate for the name for a dojo that teaches these styles.

Eishin-Ryu

Japan ei shin ryuu
Eishin-Ryu Wall Scroll

英信流 is the Japanese martial arts term, Eishin-ryu. This can also be pronounced Hidenobu-ryu. The direct meaning is something like, hero faith school (or school of heroic faith).

Uechi-Ryu

Japan ue chi ryuu
Uechi-Ryu Wall Scroll

上地流 is the short title of the Uechi-Ryu school of Okinawan karate. Uechi actually means "higher stages of practice" in a Buddhist context. Ryu means method or style in this context.

Wado-Ryu

Style of Karate or Jujitsu
Japan wa dou ryuu
Wado-Ryu Wall Scroll

Wado-Ryu is a style of Karate or Jujutsu (Jujitsu).
Note: Many will argue as to whether this is a style of Karate or Jujutsu.

While some find Wado-Ryu similar to Shotokan Karate, enough differences exist in perspective and technique that it stands by itself.

Breaking down the characters into the proper Japanese Romaji, you have "wa dou ryuu" or "wa dō ryū." The meaning is roughly-translated as "Harmony Way Style" or "Peace Method Style." The first Kanji should probably be read as harmony, rather than peace in this case.


See Also:  Wado-Kai

Shinkage-Ryu

Style of Japanese sword fighting
Japan shin kage ryuu
Shinkage-Ryu Wall Scroll

新陰流 is the title for "Shinkage-Ryu," and style of Japanese fencing or sword fighting.

Shuri-Ryu

Japan shu ri ryuu
Shuri-Ryu Wall Scroll

首里流 is the title of Shuri-Ryu, a style of Karate established in the mid-1900s by Robert Trias in Arizona.

Shotokan-Ryu

Martial arts term
Japan shou tou kan ryuu
Shotokan-Ryu Wall Scroll

松濤館流 is the Japanese martial arts title, Shotokan-Ryu.

松濤館流 is a style or school of karate.

Shorin-ryu Shidokan

Japan sho rin ryu shi dou kan
Shorin-ryu Shidokan Wall Scroll

This is the Japanese title Shorin-ryu Shidōkan.

Wado-Ryu Karate

Japan wa dou ryuu kara te
Wado-Ryu Karate Wall Scroll

和道流空手 is the Japanese martial arts title, "Wado-Ryu Karate."


See Also:  Wado-Kai

Goju Ryu Karate-Do

Japan gou juu ryuu kara te dou
Goju Ryu Karate-Do Wall Scroll

This is the title of the Goju-Ryu Karate-Do school of martial arts.

Shorin-Ryu

Shaolin Style
Japan shou rin ryuu
Shorin-Ryu Wall Scroll

少林流 is the Japanese martial arts title "Shorin-ryu."

Though the first part of the title comes from the Shaolin (small forest) monks of China.
In Japan, this refers to the Okinawa School of Karate.


小Note that often in Japanese, the first Kanji of this title was changed to the version shown to the right. If you prefer this version, please click on the Kanji to the right instead of the button above.

Uechi-Ryu Karate-Do

Japan ue chi ryuu kara te dou
Uechi-Ryu Karate-Do Wall Scroll

This is the title of the Uechi-Ryu Karate-Do school of Okinawan martial arts. Uechi actually means "higher stages of practice" in a Buddhist context.

Isshin-Ryu / Isshinryu

Japan i sshin ryuu
Isshin-Ryu / Isshinryu Wall Scroll

一心流 is the title for Isshin-Ryu Karate.

The literal meaning is "one heart method." You could also translate it as "unified hearts methods." It implies people doing things as if with one heart and mind.
The second Kanji can be defined as heart, mind, or the essence of your being. Clearly, there's a multitude of ways you can define this title in English.


See Also:  Isshin-Kai

Isshin Ryu Karate Do

Japan i sshin ryuu kara te dou
Isshin Ryu Karate Do Wall Scroll

This is the full title for Isshin-Ryu Karate-Do.

The literal meaning is "one heart method empty hand way."

There are also other ways you can translate this, but if you are looking for this title, you already know that.

This would make a great wall scroll for your dojo or private studio, if you study this form of Japanese (technically from Okinawa) Karate.

Because this is a specifically-Japanese title, I strongly recommend that you select our Japanese Master Calligrapher to create this artwork for you.

Shoshin-Ryu

Japan shou shin ryuu
Shoshin-Ryu Wall Scroll

初心流 is often translated in Japanese as "beginner’s mind style" or "beginner’s spirit method."

The first character means first, initial, primary, junior, beginning, or basic.

The second character means heart, mind, soul, or essence.

The third character means style, method, or some will translate it as school.


Please note, there is more than one martial arts school that romanizes as Shoshin-Ryu.

Shoshin-Ryu

Japan shou shin ryuu
Shoshin-Ryu Wall Scroll

This Japanese title means "right heart style" or "true mind method."

The first character means right, correct, greater, or true.

The second character means heart, mind, soul, or essence.

The third character means style, method, or some will translate it as school.


Please note, there is more than one martial arts school that romanizes as Shoshin-Ryu.

Bushi-Ryu Jujutsu

Japan bu shi ryuu ju jutsu
Bushi-Ryu Jujutsu Wall Scroll

武士流柔術 is a special title added for a customer's specific school/style of Jujutsu. Please only order this if you are a member/practitioner of this style.

Daito Ryu Aiki Jujutsu

School of Japanese Martial Arts
Japan dai tou ryuu ai ki juu jutsu
Daito Ryu Aiki Jujutsu Wall Scroll

If you want this title, you probably already know the meaning.
If not, here's the Wikipedia entry: Daitō-ryū Aiki-jūjutsu.

Wado-Kai

Japan wa dou kai
Wado-Kai Wall Scroll

Wado-Kai is used as a title for styles of Karate and Aikido.

Breaking down the characters into the proper Japanese Romaji, you have "wa dou kai" or "wa dō kai." The meaning is roughly-translated as "Harmony Way Club" or "Peace Method Association." The first Kanji should probably be read as harmony, rather than peace in this case.


See Also:  Wado-Ryu

Wado-Kai Aikido

Japan wa dou kai ai ki do
Wado-Kai Aikido Wall Scroll

This is the title for Wado-Kai Aikido.


See Also:  Wado-Ryu

Shidokan

Japan shi dou kan
Shidokan Wall Scroll

志道館 is the Japanese title Shidōkan (sometimes pronounced Kokorozashi-do-kan).

志道館 is often associated with Shorin-ryu Shidokan (小林流志道館). Do not confuse this title with the newer 士道館 which is also romanized as Shidōkan.

Six

The number six
China liù
Japan ryuu / roku / muu
Six Wall Scroll

六 / 陸 is the number 6 in Chinese, Korean Hanja, and Japanese Kanji. I have no idea why you would want this as a calligraphy wall scroll but hundreds of visitors search for this number.

In Japanese, this character can be pronounced several different ways depending on context. It can be ryu, roku, mu, and a few others when combined with other Kanji.

There's just one way to pronounce this in Chinese. Korean also has just one pronunciation.


Also written 陸 or 陆 as an anti-fraud banker's numeral.

Saifa

Japan sai fa
Saifa Wall Scroll

砕破 is the title "Saifa" written in Japanese Kanji. This literally means "smash and tear." Like most styles of martial arts, Saifa has origins in China. It was Higashionna that brought Saifa to Okinawa.

Saifa is generally associated with Gōjū-ryū as a title for a kata.


Notes: While Saifa is often written as 砕破, it can also be written 碎破 (just a variation on the first Kanji). Sometimes written in Japanese Katakana as サイハ.




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The following table may be helpful for those studying Chinese or Japanese...

Title CharactersRomaji(Romanized Japanese)Various forms of Romanized Chinese
Shito-Ryu 糸東流
糸东流
shii tou ryuu
shiitouryuu
shi to ryu
shitoryu
mì dōng liú
mi4 dong1 liu2
mi dong liu
midongliu
mi tung liu
mitungliu
Shito-Ryu Ki-Me-Kan Karate-Do 糸東流氣目館空手道
糸东流気目馆空手道
shito-ryu ki-me-kan karate-dou
shito-ryu ki-me-kan karate-do
shito-ryuki-me-kankarate-do
mì dōng liú qì mù guǎn kōng shǒu dào
mi4 dong1 liu2 qi4 mu4 guan3 kong1 shou3 dao4
mi dong liu qi mu guan kong shou dao
mi tung liu ch`i mu kuan k`ung shou tao
mi tung liu chi mu kuan kung shou tao
Shorin Ji Ryu 少林寺流shou rin ji ryuu
shourinjiryuu
sho rin ji ryu
shorinjiryu
Goju Ryu 剛柔流
刚柔流
gou juu ryuu
goujuuryuu
go ju ryu
gojuryu
Muso Jikiden Eishin-Ryu 無双直伝英信流mu sou jiki den ei shin ryuu
musoujikideneishinryuu
mu so jiki den ei shin ryu
musojikideneishinryu
Isshin-Kai
Isshinkai
一心会 / 一心會
一心会
isshin kai / isshinkai / ishin kai / ishinkai
Eishin-Ryu 英信流ei shin ryuu
eishinryuu
ei shin ryu
eishinryu
Uechi-Ryu 上地流ue chi ryuu
uechiryuu
ue chi ryu
uechiryu
Wado-Ryu 和道流wa dou ryuu
wadouryuu
wa do ryu
wadoryu
Shinkage-Ryu 新陰流shin kage ryuu
shinkageryuu
shin kage ryu
shinkageryu
In some entries above you will see that characters have different versions above and below a line.
In these cases, the characters above the line are Traditional Chinese, while the ones below are Simplified Chinese.

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A professional Chinese Calligrapher

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A high-ranked Chinese master calligrapher that I met in Zhongwei

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